418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Pop-Up Tour! Marietta’s Mounds – A Closer Look

Saturday, September 28th

When the first American settlers arrived at the juncture of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, they observed an extensive and intriguing complex of earthen walls and mounds, leading to much speculation about how old they were, who built them, and to what purpose they were created. Over 230 years later, we have a general idea of when these earthworks were created and how they were used, even as many questions remain to be answered.  Join Castle archaeologist Wes Clarke as we take a detailed look at these prehistoric remains, including significant new information that has been generated in recent years with modern research techniques.  We will visit the four principal surviving elements of the Marietta works, and will also view artifacts not previously displayed to the public.

This tour begins at Mound Cemetery and will travel by trolley to each location.

There are two tour times to choose from. Each tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

  • 12pm – 1:30pm
  • 2pm – 3:30pm

$15 per individual. Each tour is limited. (Rain or shine)

Castle Members use coupon code “castlemember” at check out for 10% off

Unfortunately, due to issues with the planned transportation for this tour, we are going to have to reschedule for later this year or early next. We do apologize for any inconvenience.

Mound Cemetery

Fifth and Scammel Streets
Marietta, OH 45750

Mound Cemetery was established in 1801 by Marietta city founders in order to preserve the Great Mound (also known as Conus), a prehistoric Adena burial mound. The cemetery has more American Revolutionary War officers buried in it than any other cemetery in the country. Rufus Putnam and Benjamin Tupper, who founded the Ohio Company of Associates are buried in Mound Cemetery.

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